as poor as a church mouse

as poor as a church mouse
very poor, having little, the wolf is at the door
  

How can they refuse to help her? She's as poor as a church mouse.


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  • poor as a church mouse — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Penniless; broke; extremely poor. * /The newly arrived boat people were poor as church mice./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • poor as a church mouse — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Penniless; broke; extremely poor. * /The newly arrived boat people were poor as church mice./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • poor as a church mouse — If someone is as poor as a church mouse, they are very poor indeed …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • poor as a church mouse — (as) poor as a church mouse (or as church mice) extremely poor …   Useful english dictionary

  • poor as a church mouse — adjective Very poor to a point of starving or begging. Im poor as a church mouse, but I wake up a happy man …   Wiktionary

  • poor as a church mouse — See as poor as a church mouse …   English idioms

  • poor\ as\ a\ church\ mouse — adj. phr. informal Penniless; broke; extremely poor. The newly arrived boat people were poor as church mice …   Словарь американских идиом

  • poor as a church mouse — extremely poor, having no money at all …   English contemporary dictionary

  • poor as a church mouse — See poor as a rat …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • church-mouse — «CHURCH MOWS», noun, plural mice. 1. a mouse supposed to live in a church, where there is nothing for it to eat: »poor as a churchmouse. 2. Figurative. a very poor person: »He told me that before he asked me to marry him. We d be church mice, he… …   Useful english dictionary

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